I am currently a high school junior who is looking into applying to Simon's Rock to get a chance at the rare opportunity to start university early. I understand that their academics are rigorous, in which case I am definitely willing to put in the work. But my only concern is the social life that would await me there.
I am from a pretty small town so the whole isolation thing doesn't really bother me. However, what are the rules like and how stringent are they? I can get behind the whole dry-campus, no drugs policies etc., but what about other rules?
Are students allowed to go into town whenever they want? Are we walked in groups to dining halls and activities? Are activities mandatory or can we just chill in the library or dorms or whatever? Just overall, how much freedom would I have there?
I am very much interested to start college early and Simon's Rock seems like an excellent opportunity. I just don't want to go if it means giving up my freedom to stay up past midnight and hang out with my friends (that I meet there).
If you have any more advice or comments regarding the issue of freedom in student life, please include in your reply.